Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse

4.5
2051 reviews
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse is a Rodizio style restaurant. Rodizio is a method of serving meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800's. The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef - sirloin, baby beef, top round, skirt steak, short ribs, brisket, rib eye; pork - ham, pork ribs, sausage, pork loin, suckling pig; chicken - chicken legs, chicken hearts; turkey - wrapped in bacon; lamb, fish, etc. in succession, to each diner individually right at their table. A meal typically begins with a trip to the gourmet salad bar, which features a variety of vegetables and composed salads in addition to four hot dishes. We also serve a selection of side dishes at your table. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized "chip" from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you're ready to be served.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Mon, Tue, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 245-0505
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Conveniently located near Times Square in the Theater District, Plataforma has the perfect space and setting for an intimate gathering or a large corporate event. We offer two private rooms as well as our main dining area which can accommodate any party size up to 300 people.
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Private party contact
Reservation Department: (877) 740-8293
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Cross street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
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Parking details
Icon Parking Public Lot at 350 West 50th Street.
Discounted parking available: $12 for 5 hours for regular cards and $22 for SUV's.
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Public transit
N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street
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Entertainment
Live Brazilian Music - Fridays & Saturdays - 7 PM to Midnight
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving our dinner menu throughout the day. $65.95 per person. Beverages, dessert, tax or gratuity are not included.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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Atlanta
96 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great if you’re a carnivore! Delicious grilled meats and a very generous salad bar, though it’s far more than salad. Desserts were also very good. And you can get in and out fast if you’re going to the theater.

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ive been going to the restaurant for many years and Ive had great experiences. The date of my reservation there was a lot of peole that were overbooked for the same time. There were two hostesses telling people to just wait in line instead of the receptionist checking people in. It was very poorly managed. I insisted on getting checked in but was still seated 30 mins after my reservation time.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok, nothing of the extraordinary. I’m being on better Churrasqueira could be that.
Services was fantastic and ambience really good

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AD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great. Atmosphere was electric and the service was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

a lot if problems...

there is an acoustic problem and if the place is crowded you won’t be able to talk the guy sitting right next to you, also, this causes a huge disturbance for you.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Not the place for gathering if 1 person from the group doesn’t not want red meat. Only 2 options, rodizio or choice are offered and the entire table has to choose the same. I paid for the rodizio which is supposed to include everything and I had to ask several times for a particular meat because it was never brought out. Once it finally did I was full. Other Brazilian restaurant have better dinner choices. The food was good but NOT worth the price. A fist fight broke out at the bar, very close to where we were sitting, and no one ever came to us to ask if we were ok or apologize for the situation. The fight had nothing to do with management but it was scary and the management or even the waitress checking on the tables sitting by the incident would have gone a long way.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was very clean and workers were very eager to help and serve you

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Q
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive and professional.
Food was well seasoned and cooked to perfection.

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LI
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is well seasoned and tasty. Not for the faint of heart or someone on a diet; it's a meat lovers paradise. Went here to celebrate my daughter's birthday (her choice). We've been here before and it never disappoints. The service is quick and friendly.

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S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This place has a variety of food available. Very nice ambience. Great place to take for special occasions. Been here several times in the past. A bit on the pricey side though so be ready to spend. Only thing I have a complaint about was the communication with the staff. Requested a napkin never got it. Asked the host and hostess to wish happy birthday to my friend when I return back to the table and they sang it without me so I was very disappointed. I didn’t care too much for the signature drink but did like the Brazilian wax. They do provide paid valet parking which was a plus.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My sister-in-law and I went there to celebrate her birthday. Neither of us had been to a Brazilian steak house before. The experience was amazing. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The ambiance was lovely with linen tablecloths and napkins and soft lighting. When we first arrived, we were surrounded by tables of men out celebrating I guess, so it was quite loud. We had to yell to hear each other at our table. But when the men cleared out, the noise level settled down. The salad bar had all kinds of delicious items (pickled onions, pickled beet cubes, tabouli, warm scolloped potatoes, etc.) as well as more garden variety salads. All were delicious. When we turned over the disks on our table to indicate that we were ready for our meat entrees, the fun really started. About every 5 minutes a waiter would bring mouth watering cuts of meat on a skewer to our table--bacon wrapped filet mignon, sirloin, prime rib, ribeye, lamb, chicken hearts (I passed), beef ribs, pork ribs, sausages, chicken--such a dizzying array, I can't remember them all. In addition to the meat entrees and the salad bar, we were invited to select side orders of vegetables. With the pre fixe menu, guests can have as much or as little as they please for every item. The waiters were very polite and fun to talk with. As we were leaving, the chef came out, and I hugged him. It was that good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Was great. I wish if the food bar was as great as it was years ago. They definitely down graded that part.

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MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was uneven. Some was really good and some was fair. Not all meat choices were offered to our table. Waiters did not come around to ask about more drinks.

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B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was unique and very tasty. Service was excellent.

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my best friends birthday! Awesome place and experience!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place love coming here

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food at Plataforma

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JA
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked our reservation as we have had Churrascaria in the past and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The flavor of the meat was outstanding and there was plenty to be had. We had already over eaten, between the buffet style salad bar and the endless meat selections, by the time dessert came...Until were presented with the decadent selections. The desserts were phenomenal and worth the extra calories!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Nice family place!

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BG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my boyfriend here for Date night, and he loved it. Drinks were great and the food was superb, would definitely come back and recommend!

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Thank you for showing my family the best of Brasil in NYC!

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We love this place, but our last visit wasn't the best. Too loud, too hectic, and the servers were too distracted. Had to make the same requests 3 or more times to get what we asked for. Our birthday dessert was just OK. We'll probably return, but I hope they up their game to what it used to be.

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KM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went here for a birthday celebration. I have eaten at Churrascaria restaurants all over the world. Second only to a very local place in Campinas, Brazil - this is the best I have ever had. Great selection of delicious meats and awesome salad bar. Impeccable service and nice drink selections. Classic Brazilian steakhouse ambience complete with live band.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great meal - of course if you are a vegetarian, this is not the place for you...

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BR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Carnivore's delight. Great selection of meats and salads. There was something for everyone. They even have a fish option for someone who doesn't eat meat. It's just a very fun place. Great drinks too!!

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NT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

While service was excellent the salad bar leaves a lot the be desired and some of the meats could be a bit more flavorful

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TD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away and learned how to use our green/red cards. We immediately went to the buffet which had much variety of greens, fish, hot and cold dishes, and was plentiful. When we sat down, we were offered many cuts of meat, each one better than the next. My favorite was the filet mignon wrapped in bacon and polish sausage. My husband said the lamb was the best he ever had! We did not stay for dessert, as our tummies were so full! This is our second time here and only come on special occasions since we live upstate.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re into meats, this is the spot.

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a
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

consistency for 20 years...
make you happy kind of place
all the workers do their best to make clients welcomed

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YL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great time.. feels a little hectic

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our party of 4 had dined in similar restaurants elsewhere and this one stands out as one of our favorites. The wide selection of starters were very fresh and had something to please everyone. The meats were well prepared and offered at a good pace. Our only complaint was that certain meats (the short ribs and roast pork in particular) came around only at the end of our meal when we were well stuffed. Some of us took a small sample of each which was delicious and we suggested to the servers that these should have been offered earlier to which they had no response.

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WT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There was an excellent selection of meats, of which you could taste every one. If you have a big appetite this is the place for you. Great salad selection for you to help yourself. My only criticism is the plates for the main were cold so the food cooled down very quickly.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Kinda pricey unless you can EAT like a pro. Staff was great

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plataforma is my very favorite restaurant in New York, hands down. The ambiance, the delicious gourmet salad bar, my asparagus risotto, and those delicious meats and fried bananas make it my go to for any family celebration. They had great jazz music the Saturday evening we dined, which added to the festive atmosphere as we celebrated my birthday. My chocolate layer cake topped off my meal nicely. We will be back in January to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Can't wait.

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SN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We saw the restaurant reviewed on "You tube". We flew to New York from England and this was definitely on our itinerary for the trip. The restaurant staff were extremely welcoming and the food was amazing. The cocktails were awesome. 10/10. The meat was so succulent it just melted in your mouth. The choices were vast with all sorts of fresh piping hot meat coming from the kitchen to be carved on your plate.
Was it worth travelling across the Atlantic to visit this restaurant? Erm Yes!

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S
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Have been to Churrasceria Plataforma many times over the past 10 years. It's been a few years since I've gone and the service has definitely gone down. We didn't have a waitress come to our table until 30 minutes into our meal. It wasn't terrible since there was the buffet and the guys came around with the meat. We had to ask one of the men to get a waitress for us, at which point we were able to order drinks and the appetizers included in the experience. Really unfortunate service for any day of the week, but especially since it was Tuesday and the restaurant was empty. For a $200 meal for 2 people, I expected more. I'd recommend somewhere else over this restaurant to anybody in for the future due to the service alone.

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AJ
Gloucestershire
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly and good service. Best example of a churrascaria I’ve been to outside of Brazil. Expensive but good

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not what it used to be. You have to beg for decent cuts of meat. They bring flank steak and sirloin freely. Filet you had to repeatedly ask for

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Phoenix
122 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome classic Brazilian Steakhouse!!! Service and food are awesome! Although the salad and cold bar is great, don’t be fooled into filling up early! Leave room for the meats!!! Cassially mentioned our son’s 16th bday and they brought a candles desert and sang! Nice touch!!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was not impressed with the quality of food. The price was shocker compared to other Brazilian restaurants I visited.

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